Genomics Facility

COVID-19 Status: AAC Genomics is now open and accepting interal and external sample submissions. Internal submissions do not need to be scheduled and can be supplied to one of two dropboxes (located near the the facility's main entrance) any time 9:30 - 4:30 Mon-Fri.  Access to support rooms (GelDoc, Nanodrop, StepOnePlus) is restricted to trained users, requires tap access, and must be scheduled via

Internal samples must still come from a research program which has been approved through the Office of Research's Critical and/or Time-Sensitive Research review process.  

The Genomics Facility is one of five highly specialized laboratories in the University of Guelph's Advanced Analysis Centre. The AAC is located in the multidisciplinary Summerlee Science Complex which provides a range of capabilities for research and advanced education at the interface of the physical and biological sciences.

The Genomics Facility is designated as an Ontario Genomics Platform Affiliate, OGPA, service facility and operates as a core facility offering molecular biology technology support services and training in DNA sequencing, genotyping, and gene expression analyses to the University of Guelph as well as other academic, government and private sector institutions.

For information about the services we offer view Genomics Services

To check the current bookings view the Genomics Equipment Bookings


Featured Equipment

StepOnePlus™ Real-Time PCR System

Image of a white StepOnePlus Real-Time PCR system display the user interface

This 96 well, 4 color, real-time PCR system is designed with a user-friendly, yet powerful, interface for researchers of all experience levels. This system makes simple and easy to get high-quality real-time PCR results. ​